• Athletics' Manaea undergoes shoulder surgery
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    Athletics' Manaea undergoes shoulder surgery

    Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea underwent what the team called successful shoulder surgery on Wednesday. Manaea, who was 12-9 with a 3.59 ERA and a no-hitter in 27 starts this season, was shut down indefinitely in late August with was then called rotator cuff tendinitis. A release from the

  • MLB roundup: Indians walk off on Kipnis' slam
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    MLB roundup: Indians walk off on Kipnis' slam

    Jason Kipnis hit a walk-off grand slam with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-1 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. It was the 17th homer of the season for Kipnis and his second career grand slam. It was also the 1,000th career

  • Ireland to join UK in exploring 2030 World Cup bid
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    Ireland to join UK in exploring 2030 World Cup bid

    (Reuters) - The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has announced it will join England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in exploring a potential bid to host the 2030 World Cup. Last month, the English Football Association announced plans to conduct a feasibility study along with Northern Ireland

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    UFC's Jones suspended, but not for long

    UFC's Jon Jones, among the biggest stars in mixed martial arts but sidelined for more than a year, found out Wednesday that his suspension for failing a second drug test will end just a matter of weeks after it officially began. The United State Anti-Doping Agency announced a 15-month suspension

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    'The process stinks': doping body facing outrage as Russia vote nears

    WADA, which is the main global body tasked with preventing doping in sport, suspended Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA in November 2015 after a WADA report outlined evidence of state-backed, systematic doping in Russian athletics. The allegations, which Moscow has denied, led to Russia being banned

  • Harding Steinbrenner team to race in 2019 IndyCar series
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    Harding Steinbrenner team to race in 2019 IndyCar series

    (Reuters) - Steinbrenner Racing has joined forces with Harding Racing to run two cars driven by up-and-coming teenagers Colton Herta and Patricio O'Ward in next year's IndyCar Series, the teams announced on Wednesday. Harding Racing has just finished its first full season IndyCar while Steinbrenner

  • Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment
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    Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

    The investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an independent investigation, carried out on behalf of the Mavericks by external law firms and

  • LeBron, Coogler collaborating on new 'Space Jam'
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    LeBron, Coogler collaborating on new 'Space Jam'

    LeBron James and director/producer Ryan Coogler, best known for directing "Black Panther," are teaming up to make a long anticipated new "Space Jam" film. SpringHill Entertainment, James and business partner Maverick Carter's company, announced the news Tuesday by tweeting out

  • NBA notebook: Butler reportedly wants trade from T-wolves
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    NBA notebook: Butler reportedly wants trade from T-wolves

    A week before the start of training camp, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler reportedly has requested a trade. The four-time All-Star informed coach Tom Thibodeau of his wishes on Tuesday, according to a report Wednesday from The Athletic, whose sources said that Butler, 29, gave the Timberwolves

  • FLM All 32: Team-by-team NFL notes
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    FLM All 32: Team-by-team NFL notes

    AFC East Buffalo Bills: NBC Sports' Peter King has been covering football a long time and has seen really bad player debuts and really good ones. "Well, I thought it was better than I expected," King said. You wonder how many seven-step drops he has, when he does take snaps from under

  • After no-show, WR Brown rejoins Steelers
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    After no-show, WR Brown rejoins Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was back at practice on Wednesday, two days after skipping team meetings. Brown was a no-show in Pittsburgh on Monday when the team gathered in the aftermath of a 42-37 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Mike Tomlin, who confirmed the absence, said

  • O'Brien rips 'idiotic' remark about QB Watson
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    O'Brien rips 'idiotic' remark about QB Watson

    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien responded harshly Wednesday to controversial comments made online by a Texas school superintendent about quarterback Deshaun Watson. Lynn Redden of the Onalaska Independent School District in East Texas wrote "you can't count on a black quarterback"

  • NFL notebook: Rodgers (knee) will play
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    NFL notebook: Rodgers (knee) will play

    Aaron Rodgers plans to play with a left knee injury for the third consecutive game on Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers' perennial MVP candidate is worried his condition will get worse before it improves. "Obviously that's a concern," Rodgers said Wednesday. "Hopefully it goes

  • NBA- Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment
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    NBA- Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

    The investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an independent investigation, carried out on behalf of the Mavericks by external law firms and

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    NFL fines Ravens $200,000 for rules violation

    The NFL fined the Baltimore Ravens $200,000 on Wednesday for pre season violations of the league's coach-to-player communications policy. The team was fined because several Ravens wore helmets with coach-to-player communications while on the field at the same time, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

  • Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items
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    Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

    Kaepernick, who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, first tweeted the ad on the Labor Day weekend, which immediately sparked demands for a boycott of the company's products. President Donald Trump also tweeted, without providing evidence, that "Nike is getting

  • Rugby- Fearless Japan eyeing quarters berth at World Cup: Joseph
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    Rugby- Fearless Japan eyeing quarters berth at World Cup: Joseph

    When Joseph took the reins from Eddie Jones in 2016, Japan's players were not ready to buy into his rugby philosophy and needed time to grasp the concepts he was trying to get across, the 48-year-old New Zealander said. "They were reluctant to challenge or be proactive, reluctant to make a

  • Olympics- Milan and Cortina revive Italy's 2026 Winter Games bid
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    Olympics- Milan and Cortina revive Italy's 2026 Winter Games bid

    Italy forged ahead with its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, hurriedly revising its original plans to stage the games across three cities and instead proposing a joint initiative by just Milan and Cortina. The government announced on Tuesday that a proposal to hold the games in Turin

  • Nadal to skip Asian tournaments
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    Nadal to skip Asian tournaments

    Rafael Nadal announced Wednesday he will skip the Asian swing of the ATP tour because of his injured right knee. He said on Twitter he won't play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai. The top-ranked Nadal retired in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open earlier this month. He was down two sets

  • Doping- 'The process stinks': doping body facing outrage as Russia vote nears
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    Doping- 'The process stinks': doping body facing outrage as Russia vote nears

    WADA, which is the main global body tasked with preventing doping in sport, suspended Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA in November 2015 after a WADA report outlined evidence of state-backed, systematic doping in Russian athletics. The allegations, which Moscow has denied, led to Russia being banned

  • Muniz wins World Surfing Games gold, Olympic hosts Japan claim first medals
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    Muniz wins World Surfing Games gold, Olympic hosts Japan claim first medals

    Argentina's Santiago Muniz won the men's gold medal at the World Surfing Games on Wednesday, while Kanoa Igarashi and Shun Murakami claimed Japan's first ever medals in the competition. The event, which has been staged in various guises since 1964, was held at Pacific Long Beach in Japan

  • Sabres sign forward Reinhart for two years, $7.3 million
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    Sabres sign forward Reinhart for two years, $7.3 million

    The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Sam Reinhart to a two-year deal worth $7.3 million, the team announced on Wednesday. Reinhart, who turns 23 in November, set several career highs in his third full season with the Sabres in 2017-18, including goals (25), points (50) and power-play goals (12) while

  • Tiger: I've put together a game from 'nothing'
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    Tiger: I've put together a game from 'nothing'

    Tiger Woods acknowledges it is difficult to place where 2018 ranks in his PGA Tour career. Woods played in his Hero World Challenge last December, then embarked on a steady 2018 schedule that saw him progress from struggling to make cuts to a string of top 10 finishes and ultimately qualifying for this

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    Lakers G Ball not ready for contact

    Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is not ready for contact and will be limited when Los Angeles opens training camp next week. Head coach Luke Walton said the Lakers are in no rush to put Ball into full-contact drills. Ball had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in July.

  • After no-show, WR Brown rejoins Steelers
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    After no-show, WR Brown rejoins Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was back at practice on Wednesday, two days after skipping team meetings. Brown was a no-show in Pittsburgh on Monday when the team gathered in the aftermath of a 42-37 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday.